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Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
>>> on our broadcast tonight, the crisis following the killing of an american ambassador in libya, murdered along with three other americans as the consulate is attacked. the president says justice will be done, but what sparked this furious attack? the response is now part of the race for president. mitt romney is taking fire tonight for the way he went on the attack politically. >>> also tonight, who we are, the numbers that will get your attention about the number of americans struggling to pay for gas and food and medicare. >>> and making an addition to the classroom, that is turning out to be a powerful idea. and as apple unveils the newest iphone, guess what just became gone? >> in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, he was a u.s. foreign service officer, a diplomat representing his country, all he ever wanted to be, he didn't ask for cushy assignments. be, chris steven was the u.s. ambassador to libya, killed last night in the attack in the city of benghazi. a total of four americans were killed, america -- the president vowed justice w
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
week in libya, as the president vows the sacrifice will never be forgotten. >>> meanwhile, the rage against americans grows more violent. our team is on the ground in libya and egypt. >>> and here it looks like it is done on the teacher's strike, being watched across this country. >>> cold case, a little girl who never came home, and tonight, half a century later, a man whose alibi fell apart. >>> also, the royal uproar over new and intruding photos on kate middleton and her husband. >>> and tonight, invoking the memory of diana, nightly news begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, the news got worse for the united states overseas today as anti-u.s. protests over the film that denigrates the prophet, muhammed, spread to nearly 20 countries now. the violence has erupted in what is the cradle of spring, and in benghazi, the attack that killed four americans, including the first ambassador to die in decades. this was a somber day at andrew's air force base as t
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Sep 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
chris stevens. libya's president says the attack was planned, but that's not what u.s. officials are saying. nbc's brian mooar has the latest. >> was the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya spontaneous, or did terrorists use protests over an antiislamic film as cover? >> opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding, they came with heavy weapons, which, unfortunately, are readily available in post revolutionary libya. >> reporter: libya's interim president said it was coordinated, but not by libyans. >> it was planned by foreigners, by people who -- who entered the country a few months ago. >> reporter: libyan officials have rounded up dozens of suspects. the fbi hopes to deliver a definitive answer on what happened but has been unable to reach the consulate in benghazi, because it's still too range rouse. waves from north africa to asia appear to be ebbing, but critics of current u.s. policy say protests are not the problem. they are a symptom. >> if we all decide to rally around the video as the problem, we'll make a serious mistake. >> reporter
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Sep 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. ambassador chris stevens in libya earlier this week. that prompted an elite u.s. marine rapid response team to be deployed to yemen today. meanwhile, in its first interview, libya's president told "nbc news at sunrise," the attack was carried out by libyans and foreigners. the first time foreigners were said to be involve the in the attack. the state department is tell families of u.s. diplomats to leave. more on the growing violence. >> reporter: the anti-islamic movie showed is signs of subsiding in cairo. a striking contrast to the days of anti-american demonstrations that spread across north africa, the middle east and asia. for the u.s. government, the focus remains on the deadly attack during a protest at the u.s. consulate in libya on september 11th. >> the question is, was this just a target of opportunity or was this something, you know, that where support and direction from the outside -- >> reporter: a day after receiving the bodies of the four americans killed in the libya attack, president obama sent a signal to the world. >> those who attack our people will find
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Sep 13, 2012 4:00am EDT
after the horrific killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> money out the window. bank robbery suspects hurl cash after a high speed chase. >>> and baby buzz, what kate has been turning down that's >>> and baby buzz, what kate has been turning down that's sparking pregnancy rumors. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. today we begin with firing back. in response to deadly attacks in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador u.s. war slips been sent to the coast and an elite group of marines will ramp up security. all of this as the obama administration responds to criticism from republican rifle mitt romney while investigating whether the attacks were specifically coordinated to take place on the anniversary of 9/11. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: in cairo, another demonstration at the u.s. embassy. and after what happened in libya, president obama was harsh. in an interview on telemundo. >> they don't have traditions of civil society. >> reporter: not at the u.s. consulate in ben zbaz gi on the eleven anniver
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
tragedy that occurred earlier this week in libya. i'm not sure if everyone is aware. but our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> reporter: now, mitt romney had his rally in the heart of fairfax today. his comments about the unrest in et middle east yesterday caused some controversy. so today he tried to turn the focus back to the economy. >> mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax and he began by acknowledging the attack on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we're thinking about their families and those that they left behind. what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- >> reporter: governor's plan for a moment of silence was cut short by a heckler, for his criticism of the obama administration reaction to the unrest. high-level republicans accused romney of speaking too quickly before all the facts were known. >> i don't really have a problem with what he said. i think what he said initially was correct. >> maybe he's the statesman we haven't had since reagan. you c
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
chris stevens and three other americans in the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the remains of the fallen americans have come home now. nbc white house correspondent mike va cara joins us with the story. >> rorter: it was a solemn and somber ceremony at a joint base andrews this morning, somewhat of a surprise the white house had scheduled this late in the morning. the president traveling to joint base andrews, accompanied by the secretary of state hillary clinton. the secretary of defense leon panetta. chief of staff here and other top officials. the remains of those four, and let's name them now, ambassador chris stevens, sean smith, glen doherty, tyrone woods, who perished in the attack on the american consulate in benghazi, libya. the president and hillary clinton both spoke very forcefully, and a very solemn ceremony. we can't emphasize that enough, as the bodies were brought off the c-17 having just arrived from germany, and to joint base andrews. ultimately they will go on to dover, delaware, where they will be repatriated. >> the people of egypt, libya, yemen, and tunis
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Sep 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
ambassador in libya. some are now calling it a terror strike meant to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11. >> there were two attacks. tonight, the u.s. navy has launched two warships off the coast of libya. >> tonight, we have team coverage. jackie benson has more on the demonstration outside the white house. but, first, here's chard attacks on u.s. diplomatic buildings. one here in cairo. spontaneous in passion, harmless. the other in benghazi. focused and deadly. protesters in cairo answer a preacher's call on tv to go to the u.s. embassy to denounce a video made in the u.s. that insults islam. by 6:00 p.m., protesters scale walls. no one is hurt, but egyptian police are noticeably slow to arrive. around 10:00 p.m. in libya, militants attack the u.s. consulate in benghazi. they set the consulate on fire. over the next five hours until nearly dawn, u.s. and libyan security personnel inside the consulate battle the militants building to building. four americans, including the consulate, were killed. today, the libyan government, which has close relations with the united states, apologi
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
reports that the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed. reuters is reporting that ambassador chris stevens and three other embassy employees died in a rocket attack yesterday in benghazi, libya. the government isn't saying much about the attack, but secretary of state hillary clinton did announce late last night that a state department officer had been killed in libya. there have been violent protests in libya over a film an american made that was critical of the prophet muhammad. that film also sparked these demonstrations in egypt. this is the u.s. embassy in cairo where demonstrators scaled walls and tore down an american flag. most of the embassy staff had already left the compound. we aren't hearing of any deaths or serious injuries at that protest. we will monitor the situation in libya and bring you any updates that we receive. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> right now it is 6:00 a.m. the sun is soon to rise on another beautiful day around the washington region. a live look outside. temperatures 62 degrees here in
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
islam. the protests have spread from libya and egypt to yemen, iran, and iraq. some groups in dcairo are condemning the violence but calling for a peaceful million man rally today. there are worries that protest could turn violent. the fbi is now overseas and investigating the man as well who posted this film online. he is from california. he was on probation and not supposed to be on the internet. back to you. >>> the bodies of ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer sean smith, and former navy s.e.a.l.s glen doherty and tyrone woods arrived in germany. >>> what was supposed to be a moment of silence turned into a tense moment at mitt romney's rally in fairfax yesterday. >> what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- wonderful people that have been so wonderful and appreciate their service for the country. > >> a heckler tried to interrupt romney as he was remembering the foreign service officials killed in libya. it was met with chants of "usa" by romney supporters. >>> today mitt romney's running mate will visit the commonwealth. paul ryan set to hold a campaign rally at
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
spontaneous violence? why the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya -- on the consulate in libya may be the work of terrorists. >> welcome to news4 today. we're going to take a live look outside right now. at 5:00 a.m., 64 degrees out there. continued, wonderful, fabulous, spectacular weather in the nation's capital. this is as good as it gets. >> all those adjectives absolutely worked, tom kierein, don't you think? >> i am out of words. i am speechless. it's been so gorgeous. and it continues. and here this morning, not quite as dry as it has been the last couple of mornings. a little bit of patchy fog in some of the rural areas, but we have another clear sky, the autumn constellations are up. jupiter, that's a bright spot on the southern sky. venus rising with a thin crescent moon. we have a little bit of fog in some of the rural areas because it has turned a little more humid, but it's cool again. most of these areas, maryland, virginia, the eastern shore, the northern neck, most of these areas are down into the low and mid 50s. on the bay waters, it's right around 60 degrees. by
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Sep 16, 2012 10:00am EDT
into a fast-moving story that was in libya and what he was criticizing with egypt but he couldn't decouple himself from those fast-moving events. what romney tried to do is start a comprehensive argument about what is the u.s. policy post eye rab spring? he's yet to make that argument and if he doesn't, he's going to look more crass and opportunistic and less insightful. chris: you cover the white house, helene, what was their reaction among the people actually around the president when they saw romney jump on this thing and -- in such an awkward way? >> i think they were shocked. such an unforced and unnecessary error on mitt romney's part. and at that moment, president obama, when he came out with that statement, president obama was talking to having a one-hour conversation with the israeli prime minister on the phone. they were also getting a lot of reports that they knew at that point that the libyan embassy was under siege. they didn't know that ambassador christopher stevens, he was unaccounted for then. there were a lot of fast-moving things. the white house didn't react ri
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
. anti-american protesters attack a u.s. consulate in libya and the embassy in cairo, egypt. this after a controversial film ignites a wave of violence. this morning, libyan officials tell nbc news that the u.s. ambassador to libya is dead along with three others. we're live in cairo. >>> high expectations. apple unveiling its newest version of the iphone today. what are the new features? how much will it cost? and can it keep apple on top of the smartphone game? >>> and life after murder. the first images of scott peterson on death row at san quentin prison for the murder of his pregnant wife and unborn child. we'll talk to the journalist given ray access inside the notorious prison today, wednesday, september 12th, 2012. nbc-universal television captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1 ak-in rockefeller, plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. we're followinging breaking news that the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other
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Sep 13, 2012 4:00pm EDT
i'm jim handly. the latest on that deadly attack in libya on tuesday. >> a third victim in the attack has been identified as glen daugherty, a former s.e.a.l. from massachusetts. >> demonstrators attack the u.s. embassies in yemen and egypt. >> americans in jordan have been warned about a massive protest planned for tomorrow outside the u.s. embassy in aman. >> the crisis is growing, and is unexpectedly becoming a possible factor in the presidential campaign. >> reporter: like in libya tuesday, today's anti-american rioting in yemen got out of control. a mob in the capital storming the u.s. embassy complex and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans reported hurt. it's the third arab nation racked by protests aimed at the u.s. this was egypt last night. another outburst of anger over the crude anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. but not by the u.s. government. secretary of state clinton tried to make clear about the video today. >> we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: no criticism from mitt romney. after he took hits for accusing t
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Sep 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
benghazi, libya, the violence led to the death of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. this was all sparked by an internet video apparently made by an american that is critical of the prophet muhammud. the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens may have been coordinated and planned, not just spontaneous violence. they think terrorists took advantage of protests to launch their attack. a team of about 40 marines specializing in anti-terrorism in tripoli to beef up security around the u.s. embassy there. meanwhile, the pentagon moving two warships to the libyan coast. they give the military more flexibility to launch any mission that president obama might order. the president won't say whether he's even considering military action in libya. he does say that justice will be done. >> what we have to do now is do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts and bring them to justice. >> the white house says president obama has spoken to the presidents of libya and egypt and urged them to continue working with the u.s.
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
retaliate with full force against any attack. >>> in libya, the u.s. is withdrawing more of its diplomat personnel. the drawdown involves some of the embassy staff in tripoli. the state department says the move is temporary and could be reversed next week. a statement on the embassy website warns of possible demonstrations in tripoli and benghazi today. libya's leader says about ten militia groups have been disbanded, calling the attack on the u.s. consulate the final straw. speaking at the pentagon yesterday, secretary of defense leon panetta says there's no doubt the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was the act of terrorists. >> the reason i think pretty clearly it was a prift attack, is because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. and against our individuals. what terrorists were involved i think still remains to be determined by the investigation. >> originally the administration said the attack was lmpged to protests over an anti-islam movie that escalated. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed. >>> the man who produced
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Sep 15, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and nonessential government personnel to leave. al qaeda praised the death of chris stevens in libya. and called for more attacks on u.s. embassies. and in his first interview with an american tv station, the president of libya, told nbc news the attack on the u.s. consulate was planned. he also says lib yanz and foreigners were responsible for the assault that killed four americans. jim maceda has more now on the u.s. response from cairo. >> reporter: a four-day stand-off outside the u.s. embassy in cairo ended early this morning. riot police charged the protesters and cleared outta rear square, arresting some 200 along the way. the city began to return to normal as did the country. but friday's day of rage sprea across more than 20 countries. in tunisia today, local citizens and security personnel, surveyed damaged cars and buildings at the u.s. embassy, now protected by armored vehicles. while a marine response team took up position at some western hotels. it wasn't all quiet. as far away as sitny, auydney, trail, protests broke out saying they had defiled their religion. with the
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Sep 14, 2012 4:00am EDT
development into the investigation of this week's killings in libya. nbc's tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: mara, good morning, there have been arrests in the killings. our workers who were in benghazi have all been evacuated to tripoli. there there are only emergency staff working in the embassy as there are fears today across the pond and here about more violence in the region. more demonstrations overnight. more tear gas. more rocks thrown at police. so far, more than 200 have been injured in protests at 11 u.s. compounds and despite a call for calm by egypt's president, there's concern about more violence today afterriday prayer. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. >> reporter: the fbi is sending a team from new york to germany, then ben ghazbenghazi. they said they're looking for more. >> we have to protect our people. we have to protect the americans. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton identified the two security guards who were killed. >> they were good and great men. they were committed to the c
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Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
what happened in libya, where our u.s. ambassador was killed. they said, susan rice said on this broadcast last sunday, after the president of libya said this was the work of terrorists, she said, no, this was because of a spontaneous demonstration that had to do with that film. now they have come around to saying, well, yes, it was a terrorist attack. is mitt romney making enough of this? i haven't heard too much from him on that. >> bob, what struck me-- and i have nope the director of national intelligence for years. he's a bright man. he's a competent man. this administration in effect is now saying, "oh, don't blame the united nations ambassador. don't blame the white house spokesman. don't blame the president, because our intelligence system failed so decisively." i don't know which worries me more, the idea that the intelligence system took weeks to figure out the obvious-- although we are told in fact they had information the day before the attack because the video that went out from al qaeda asking that the ambassador-- somebody be killed on 9/11 was a day earlier. so i
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
arrested in connection with the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. a third victim in the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya has been named by his family. he was a former s.e.a.l. from massachusetts named glen daugherty. also today, demonstrators attacked the u.s. embassies in yemen and egypt. americans in jordan have been warned about a massive protest planned for tomorrow outside the u.s. embassy in ayman. here at home the crisis is becoming a possible factor in the presidential campaign. steve handelsman joins us now from capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: on the hill today, republicans backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-american rioting in yemen got out of control, storming the u.s. embassy complex and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans reported hurt. it's the third arab nation racked by protests aimed at the u.s. this was egypt last night. another outburst of anger over the crude anti-muslim
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Sep 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
u.s. consulate in libya. this morning, questions about whether that was a spontaneous uprising or a coordinated terror attack. >>> who is -- the police officer caught on camera grabbing a 77-year-old woman from her car after a traffic stop. >> get out of the car, lady! >> but did her behavior moments earlier leave the officer with no other choice? >>> and ryan seacrest talks to justin bieber in what could be his most revealing interview yet today, thursday, september 13th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and we're following breaking news once again this morning. let's take a look at these live images from cairo where security forces are clashing with demonstrators. it's near the u.s. embassy and it's happening for a second straight day. this after angry protesters made it on to the grounds of the embassy in yemen's capital city overnight. >> there are reports that the perimeter of the compound there was breached and american flags burned. but we're told o
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
video, which also sparked violent protests in egypt and libya. >>> meanwhile, the bodies of the ambassador to libya and others attacked are on their way back. the pentagon moving two warships to the libyan coast. those ships don't have a specific mission, but they do give the military more flexibility to launch any mission president obama might order. the president won't say whether he's considering military action in libya, but he is vowing justice for the attack. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> egypt's president is vowing not to allow what happened in libya to happen in his country. you are looking live now at pictures coming out of cairo, egypt. this is a lot of activity going on there right now. protesters gathering outside the u.s. embassy. the president there, mohamed morsi, says the egyptian people reject unlawful acts like the attack that happened on the consulate in benghazi. the state department warning american embassy workers around the globe, espe
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Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
criticizing the president after the embassy attacks in egypt and libya... >> the first response of united states must be outrage. >> reporter: then getting sidetracked from the fallout from the leaked video from a fund-raiser in which he said 47% of americans who pay no federal income tax were recommends and dependent on government. at the same time the president has seen his poll numbers rise. mr. obama seems to be solidifying his support in states some thought could tilt for romney. in pennsylvania, a new "philadelphia ipchoirer "poll has the president up by 11, 50 to 39% the campaign pulled staff from new mexico air, state romney had once hoped to capture. in a shift in strategy, campaign sources say romney will step up his campaigning to engage more with voters. he'll offer more specifics on his economic plans and how they would affect average americans. he also will appear more often in his own television ads. >> we've got to stop spending more money than we take in. >> reporter: now, next, we romney will hit the campaign trail in the midwest. we'll be on a bus tour in ohio. h
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
benghazi, libya, after the deadly embassy attack there. this comes as protests rage in 11 countries. a live look from cairo, egypt, this morning. crowds still gathered outside the u.s. embassy. news 4's melissa mollet live with the latest of the situation on the ground. >> these demonstrations continue overseas. so far more than 200 people have been injured in the protests at 11 u.s. compounds. there have been explosions and fires overnight at the u.s. embassy in cairo. protests have expired to libya and egypt to yemen, iran, and iraq, and officials expect more protests today. the protests over a film made here in the u.s. blasting is many la. police are investigating the man who posted the video online. he is on probation and not supposed to be on the internet. fbi agents have gone to investigate the attacks overseas. there are now four people in custody for the attacks that killed u.s. ambassador to libya christopher stevens. sean smith, tyrone woods, and officer glen doherty were also killed. a bulletin released warning first responders of the potential for large protests in u.s.
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Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
killed in libya returned to the u.s. on friday. president obama paid tribute to them during a solemn ceremony at andrews air force base. >> four americans, four patriots. they loved this country. and they chose to serve it. and served it well. >> this morning, the violent protests triggered by that film continue across the middle east. in response, including a coalition base in afghanistan. jim is in cairo. what's the latest? >> well, it's a quiet day here in cairo, but clearly, what happened as a result of that film triggered a spasm of violence across the globe. the effects of the day of rage were felt in afghanistan, two u.s. service members we killed in a sustained taliban attack on marine headquarters there in helmand province. the british royal, prince harry, was based nearby, but he went unhurt. the taliban later claimed that the attack was its response to the film. here in cairo, things do feel like they're getting back to normal. that four-day standoff between protesters and riot police was broken up early this morning. egyptian security got the order to clear tahrir square
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
whereabouts of the gunman. >>> back to libya now. and that embassy attack. u.s. officials now say they are investigating the possibility that yesterday's attack was a planned terrorist strike. the united states has evacuated all personnel from benghazi to tripoli. officials originally believed the attack was prompted by an anti-islamic video, but said this attack was too coordinated to have been spontaneous. >> reporter: good evening from washington. these shocking murders of our diplomats serve as a reminder of how dangerous the culture clash still is between the west and much of the muslim world. and how intense the clashes now between the rivals in the race for the white house. the u.s. consulate was still burning when president obama ordered in u.s. marines to protect american officials remaining in libya. he learned this morning four diplomats were dead. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: riots preceded the deaths, first in cairo, then in benghazi, libya's number two city, well known to u.s. ambassador chris steve
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
"news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> a developing story out of libya after a film criticizing islam sparks a deadly attack on americans. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang on this tuesday, september 12th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside. 5:00 a.m., 62 degrees. wonder if aaron turned the heat on in his car, wonder if people have their seat warmers on. i'm liking it. >>> 62 is the warm spot. it's about ten degrees colder than that just a few miles away from downtown washington. right now around the region under a clear sky, we have temperatures in the nearby suburbs and prince george's county into the mid to low 50s. right now much of montgomery county is only near 50 degrees as well as much of fairfax county. arlington right now in the mid-50s. reagan national at 60 degrees. other temperatures farther away from washington, farther west and north, as usual, shenandoah wa valley into the mountains. southern maryland, only near 50 degrees most locations as well as the northern neck. right near the bay waters, mid-50s to near
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Sep 13, 2012 11:00am EDT
middle east to be on alert in the wake of this week's deadly attack in libya. that includes kuwait, sudan. egypt's embassy was also in the warning. the violence spread to yemen. this was the violence there this morning. they managed to get on to the embassy's grounds. demonstrators removed the sign on the outer wall and set tires on fire. they brought down an american flag and burned it. this is all in response to an anti-muslim video that sparked protest in egypt and libya. >>> we have learned the identity of another american killed in libya. he was working for a private security company. the former navy s.e.a.l. was from massachusetts, he and am bas der stevens died in benghazi, libya. the pentagon is moving two warships. they don't have a specific mission but give the military more flexibility to launch any mission president obama should order. the president won't say if he's thinking of military action but he's vowing justice for the attack. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts and bring them to justi
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Sep 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
burning when president obama ordered in u.s. marines to protect american officials remaining in libya. he learned this morning four diplomats were dead. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: riots preceded the deaths, first in ki yo, then in benghazi, syria's number two city, well known to chris stephens. he was there when u.s. air raids prevented a massacre by moammar gadhafi. stephens reportedly braved the otto evacuate his people. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: why the riots? clips had flooded the internet of an amateurish anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. as flags were lowered in washington, the tragedy went political. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> reporter: mitt romney blamed president obama for a statement by the u.s. embassy in cairo before the murders in libya, criticizing the anti-muslim movement. >> we express immediately when we feel that the president and his administration have done so
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Sep 23, 2012 10:30am EDT
liberia, i meant libya, and the nobel prize winning president of liberia is coming and a lot of other world leaders from around the world. >> mike duke will be on the opening, president of wal-mart along with the head of the world bank and secretary-general of the u.n. because of at least among american companies wal-mart is the number one user of solar power in america and they use quite a bit of wind too, so it is very interesting that they have, a buying part of their business strategy and their stock has been up and growth is good, it is cutting down on their traditional energy use. >> schieffer: i want to wish you the best of luck with this but also want to talk to you a little bit about american politics. you have clearly were the star of the detrimentally convention. you probably made the best case that anybody could probably make for your side. let's just talk about what is going on in the campaign right now. the buying topic this week was this video that mitt romney, that came to light, which he more or less said he was writing off 47 percent of the electorate, who paid no in
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Sep 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
their country in libya. >> the bodies of ambassador chris stevens and three others arrived at andrews this afternoon. president obama and secretary of state hillary rodham clinton were at the transfer of remains ceremony and met with grieving families. meanwhile, violent protests outside embassies have spread to more than a dozen countries in the middle east and africa. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: as anti-american rioting spread through the muslim world, president obama was on hand for the return of the remains of u.s. ambassalibya, chris stevens, and his three colleagues killed by a mob on the 9/11 anniversary tuesday. >> make it clear that justice will come to those who harm americans. most of all, even in our brief, we will be resolute. for we are americans. we hold our head high. >> reporter: but the protests widened. this was iraq in lebanon symbols of the u.s. got burned at kfc and hardee's. in tiny bahrain, 2,000 protesters. in yemen, 2,000. this was gaza. many egyptians are still furious over that anti-muslim film made in the u.s. and it's not just ara
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Sep 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
>>> on our broadcast tonight, days of rage, egypt, libya, now yemen, the protests against the u.s. are spreading. we're live tonight in cairo and tripoli. >>> also tonight, a navy seal who lost his life in thing -- attack on the consulate. >>> and new numbers, and what we're polling, including what the post-convention bounce has done for the president in a critical state at a critical time. >>> your money, a big announcement on the economy, what it could mean for mortgages, with retirement savings and jobs for a lot of americans. >>> and a big moment for the duchess, what she is drinking is getting so much attention. nightly news begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, tonight, across a huge and uneasy region, where arab spring has long ago faded into something more complicated. today, there were protests in no fewer than several locations. today, the violence is in cairo where the protesters stormed the u.s. embassy. then the terrible lightning attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, th
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
state, hillary clinton, talked about the assassination of the u.s. ambassador in libya and said the world will not tolerate mob violence. >> the people sent this message loudly and clearly on friday. when they forcefully rejected the extremist in their mist and reclaimed the honor and dignity of a courageous city. >> president obama is fielding criticism for skipping bilateral meetings with world leaders, but making time for an appearance on a daytime talk show. >> they have telephones in the white house. we talked to the president of egypt. he talked to the leader in libya. we don't need a meeting in washington just to confer with leaders. >> right now, most of the world's leaders can be found in new york. i'm stacey cohen reporting. >>> the county's own plan calls for this parkland to be protected. why is it at risk of being paveed over? we'll tell you more when we come back. >>> back now is a health alert about the threat of west nile virus today. the virginia department of health confirmed a second death in northern virginia to this illness. the victim is described as an adult w
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Sep 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
, libya, and other countries, but it was a comment he made on "60 minutes" that's grabbed the most attention in the presidential campaign. >> have recent events in the middle east given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the arab spring? >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> reporter: mitt roey jumped on that comment and said that 20,000 deaths in syria, the american ambassador in libya being killed and the election of a muslim brotherhood brother to be the egypt president are not what he would call bumps in the road. >> we're seeing ourselves at the mercy of events rather than shaping events and we need an administration that is up to shaping events in the middle east and not seeing them as bumps in the road. >> reporter: the white house called romney's attacks desperate. >>> a new video shows taliban fighters preparing for an attack. two american marines died in the fight to repel the attackers. bob orr has the report. >> reporter: insurgents wearing what appea
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Sep 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
symbols become targets around the world the state department is taking no chances. >> now to libya where we are learning new details about the attack that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador there. eamon mojadin has an exclusive interview tonight. good evening. >> reporter: the details of the attack that killed the american ambassador and three others may not be clear. according to libya's president there is no doubt in his mind who is responsible for the attack. the charred remains of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. libya's president said today the attack was not the aftermath of a spontaneous outburst of street protests over an anti-islam movie. >> i have no doubts about this. it is a preplanned attack. with criminal intentions. >> reporter: for the first time president magriev said it wasn't just libyans involved in the attack. without giving details he said foreigners participated in planning and orchestrating the assault. >> we have assumptions and we have some information. and all the information that we have now leads to the same direction. >> reporter: one possibl
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya. this as violent demonstrations rage outside the embassy in cairo yet again. >>> royal uproar. a french magazine publishes photos of the duchess of cambridge sunbathing topless at a private french villa. this morning the palace is furious saying kate is being hounded by the press like princess diana. >>> and giddy-up. it is the hottest song in dance on the planet. psy's "gangnam style." ♪ and his fans have packed our plaza ready to dance with the fan himself friday, september 14th, 2012. >>> from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie and david, as they say in korean -- >> how you doing? >> what language is that? >> i'm david gregory. matt has the morning off. >> you didn't say it. >> probably a good thing. take a look at this crowd. we knew psy's song was popular. this is unbelievable. every day is a philosophy of life, dancing, that's it. >> sunday it's "meet the press" and friday it's invis
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
controversy this morning over the attack on the american consulate in benghazi libya. on wednesday, secretary of state hillary clinton seemed to suggest for the first time that al qaeda was behind the attacks that killed the american ambassador to libya but this morning the state department is saying hold on. margaret brennan is here with us. this is an example where the state department does not like the story that's on the front page of the papers today. >> she do not. the secretary gave a speech about mali. two references to al qaeda. because of that the "new york times" wrote this story saying she is linking the two. senior aides to secretary of state say she absolutely does not have the evidence to assert that link right now. remember the fbi has to make this determination. they are still not in benghazi. state department will say, those that al qaeda and aqim is active in the region. there's arms coming from mali into libya and this is one of the countries where you have a new government that isn't in fully control of security in the area. >> they don't have the evidence, the
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Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
benghazi. f.b.i. acts are now in libya investigating the attack alongside local authorities. >>> 350,000 students will be going back to class in chicago today. that's because the teachers strike that kept them out of class for seven days is now over. union delegates voted to end that walkout last knight. they agreed to a new contract deal -- last night. they agreed to a new contract deal. this is the third largest school system. this is a big deal. >>> in campaign 2012, new polls from cbs news show president obama is more likely to win a second term in office. in virginia and wisconsin, the president's leads are now beyond the margin of error. >>> there is a new report that finds america's obesity especial dependic is only growing. we have one of the authors of that report coming up soon. >>> if you're trying to lose weight or lower your arrive for certain diseases, a local chef is here with his secrets to keeping the flavor while losing calories. jess? >> military families often struggle with their finances. but help is on the way and it's free. i'll tell you all about it a
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Sep 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
days after stevens was killed in the recent attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. egypt's new president is calling on the united states to change its attitude toward the arab world. in an interview in "new york times," mohammed morsi says his country wants friendship but the united states must respect the cultural differences of the arab world. a salmonella outbreak has prompted a peanut butter recall. it involves the creamy salted valencia variety sold in trader joe's stores. the tainted peanut butter has sickened at least 29 people in 18 states. police plan to charge the man who was mauled by a tiger after jumping into the bronx zoo's tiger den. the 25-year-old is said to have told investigators that he wanted, in his words, to be one with the tiger. the hospital says he is in stable condition, physically anyway. mickey hart, the drummer for grateful dead joined a neurologist for a presentation at the national convention of the a.a.r.p. in new orleans. their topic, the positive effects of music on the brain. among other things they said music helps to offset the mental d
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Sep 20, 2012 4:00am EDT
about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. yesterday a senior official said that christopher stevens and three others died in a terrorist attack. fbi investigators arrived in libya and should reach benghazi in a few days. an actress that appears in the anti-islam film that triggered riots across the middle east is suing the filmmaker. she said she was unaware of the anti-islam content. glenn dougherty was buried yesterday. he was working as a private security guard at the consulate. he had been in libya two weeks when he was killed. glenn dougherty was 42 years old. cbs money watch. hundreds of flight cancellations for american airlines and american eagle and who is the biggest loser on forbes richest american list? >> reporter: you can be much of a lose are there. good morning. labor strike is forcing american airlines and its regional carrier american eagle to cancel their flights. pilots have been calling in sick after rejecting the company's last contract offer. there's been an increase in the number of maintenance reports filed by flight cruise. american
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Sep 17, 2012 4:00am EDT
from there. u.s. investigators are trying to determine whether the killings of four americans in libya including ambassador chris stevens were premed dated or part of mass protest against the film. susan rice the u.s. ambassador the u.n. said the attack appears to be spontaneous demonstration that extremists took over. >> there were extremist elements that joined and escalated the violence, whether they are al qaeda, libyan extremists. >> reporter: libya's president disagrees. he said it was a well-planned attack. >> the way it moved this leaves us with no doubt this was pre-planned, ple determined. >> reporter: rice said it was two early to aif security should have been tighter. al qaeda is also calling for more attacks on u.s. embassies. >> susan, thank you. meanwhile america's top military officer general martin dempsey said attacks inside afghanistan are a very serious threat to the war effort and we want whitewash this. on sunday four american troops were killed at a checkpoint by afghan police. this year more than 50 nato service members mostly americans have been killed by afgha
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Sep 16, 2012 8:00am EDT
>>> good morning, mounting mideast tensions, libya's president calls the consulate assault preplanned by foreign elements as the u.s. beefs up security today and embassies worldwide there is a deadly attack in afghanistan and tensions ratchet up this morning between israel and iran. >>> putting up a great front, the duke and duchess of cambridge keep a stiff upper lip duringn overseas trip as their lawyers get set to go to court to keep more topless photos of the duchess from being published. >>> and happy birthday to us. "weekend today" turns 25 years old and this morning we're looking back at 25 years of breaking news. >> saddam hussein was hanged -- >> treks around the world -- >> good morning from shanghai. >> and, of course, good times. >> go "weekend today." >> and many of your favorite co-hosts are back to take a stroll down memory lane. today, sunday, september 16, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester hold. >> we are happy. >> that's quite a wide shot there. all have
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Sep 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
. overhead libya's military showed support for the crowd. things remained peaceful until after dark when core groups of protesters decided to enforce their message. they besieged several of the militia bases that dot the city and pushed them out. then they got into their cars and headed out to the suburbs to the main parra military base and that's when things got ugly. in the case of forced entry, looting and the militia fighters melting away into the night there was shooting in all directions. there were casualties, that much is clear but we still don't know how many were wounded or killed. now we just learned that that base that was stormed may in fact have been the official libyan military base and arms depot. that shows you the level of confusion here. in a situation like that the confusion can very easily turn into widespread fighting once again. >> elizabeth palmer, thank you. >>> the protests over that anti-muslim film go unabated more than after a week they began. this morning several people were injured in bangladesh when police and muslims clashed. on friday 19 people were kill
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
been deployed off the coast of libya, and the government here has pledged to the united states that it will cooperate with the investigation, and help in trying to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice. nbc news, tripoli. >>> and the violent anti-american protests have spread from tunisia to indonesia. the crisis is growing, and it is becoming a larger factor in the race for the white house. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with more on this. >> reporter: wendy, good evening. candidate paul ryan implied today this wouldn't be happening if mitt romney were in the white house. for his part today, president obama took a hard line. as anti-american rioting spread through the muslim world, president obama was on hand for the return of the remains of u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens, and his three colleagues, murdered by a mob on the 9/11 anniversary tuesday. the president vowed no u.s. retreat. >> i'm making it clear that justice will come to those who harm americans. most of all, even in our grief, we will be resolute. for we are americans. and we hold our head h
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: this video of ambassador stevens was posted on the website in libya, when he took over the post earlier this year. >> i had the honor to serve as the u.s. envoy tohe libyan opposition during the revolution and i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. >> reporter: ambassador stevens was a moving force in the u.s. partnership with the new libya. >> his enthusiasm, his unbridled sense of hope and love for the libyan experience. he is the machin who actually walked the streets of benghazi. he has seen the revolution in eyes that probably even libyans haven't shared. >> reporter: mark ginsberg is a former ambassador to morocco. >> he was one of those people who dedicated his life to reconciliation between the arab and the united states. he was a peace corps volunteer. he joined the foreign service and obviously committed his life to not only reconstruction and rehabilitation of arab societies, but also focused on libya quite a bit. >> in speaking to americans, and muslims today throughout the washington area, we heard the same message
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Sep 16, 2012 10:30am EDT
the arab world. and an attack on the u.s. consulate in libya kills ambassador chris stephens and three others. >> the people of egypt, libya, yemen, and tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob. >> but in this highly charged campaign environment, new questions about how the obama administration should respond enter the political debate. >> the administration was wrong to stand by statements sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. >> this morning, we'll talk to a key member of the president's foreign policy team, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. >>> also this morning, an exclusive network interview with a key player in the middle east, the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu. have relations between his country and the u.s. have hit a new low over the looming nuclear threat from iran? >> those in the international community that refuse to put red lines before iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. >>> sorting out u.s. options in the middle e
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Sep 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
revealing details from the personal journal of ambassador chris stevens who was killed in libya earlier this month. margaret brennan is with us. we have foreign policy on the front page. more than a hundred leaders gather here in new york. this specific story, libya a big story this week and what's going on. what was cnn reporting that the state department says was absolutely out of bounds. >> what happened is that cnn found his journal of ambassador chris stevens. his personal journal on the site of the consulate attack. according to the state department, despite the wishes of the stevens family to go ahead and report what was inside the journal. >> what did the journal say? >> according to cnn they had to report some of the information including the thought from ambassador stevens that he was on an al qaeda hit list. they say the state department is shooting the messenger and criticizing them for taking that information, reporting on it and then returning the journal to the family. >> which is pretty explosive if ambassador stevens suggested he thought his personal security was at ris
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Sep 13, 2012 10:00pm EDT
the attack in libya. >> he was a great person to be with. he was funny and inspirational on many levels. >>> also tonight we check in on the low road during this decision 2012. >> never worked addae in her life. >>ed to koppel takes us inside the industry where they spend every moment of every day watching and listening for the next comment that could blow sky high. >> you have people sitting there with headsets. zo >> gaffe seekers. the whole campaign is about gaffes. >> he's the most googled person on earth. perhaps fitting because justin bieber came to us via the web. tonight his goals for adult life. >> i just don't want to be another teen heartthrob. >> a famous musician and heartthrob turns 18. >> i feel like they're judging me based on my music and the not based on the flick of my hair, although that's fine. i don't hate that. >> plus, the back story of the handcuffed lovers in the photo that's been the talk of the web this week. that and more as "rock center" gets under way. >>> good evening, and welcome. we have done some rearranging on our broadcast tonight because of n
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Sep 16, 2012 9:00am EDT
libya. >> i have no doubt. >> it's a preplanned attack. >> libya's president say police have arrested four people. >> violent protests are not defined to the middle east and africa. this is video from sydney where hundreds of people storms the u.s. consulate there. eight people are under arrest. as for the filmmaker behind the movie that is believed to have sparked all of the violence is now in hiding. . he was interviewed earlier yesterday morning. they dropped him off at a undisclosed location and say they don't know where he is now. >> though these incidents are overseas, they're likely to have an affect on the race for the white house, david greg ri joined us earlier and say that foreign policy is fair game for mitt romney. >> there is a debate about what president obama's policies after the arab spring was apparent. what's that's created, should the united states do more. >> the on going protests and riots will be a focus today. they will talk to david about the incidents, and susan rice, american's ambassador to the u.n. we'll discuss the united states role. you can catch that a
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Sep 6, 2012 9:00pm EDT
up to china on behalf of our workers. from burma to libya to south sudan, we have advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings, men and women, christians and muslims and jews. but for all the progress that we've made, challenges remain. terrorist plots must be disrupted. europe's crisis must be contained. our commitment to israel's security must not waiver, and neither must our pursuit of peace. the iranian government must face a world that stays united against its nuclear ambitions. the historic change sweeping across the arab world must be defined not by the iron fist of a dictator or the hate of extremists but by the hopes and aspirations of ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights that we celebrate here today. so now we have a choice. my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. but from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost america so dearly. after all, you don't call russia our number one enemy, not al qaeda, russia, unless you're still stuck in a cold war mind warp. you
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